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Unsettling Science in the Health Care Debate
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Unsettling Science in the Health Care Debate

Settled science rarely is. Except to those with a vested policy interest in the debate. True to form, a recent diatribe by Michael F. Jacobson of the Center for Science in the Public Interest acknowledges none of the widely available data that conflict with his passionate crusade against table salt. However, to a debate that has endured for decades, Jacobson does bring a modern twist:

06/11/2009
A Stealth Budget Bill
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A Stealth Budget Bill

BY Matt Kibbe

President Obama is insisting on arcane procedural language tucked away in the budget resolution conference report that will dramatically expand the federal government's control over your personal health care decisions and our nation's health care system, all without a single hearing or a public debate.

05/19/2009
Help Us Defeat the National Soda Tax
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Help Us Defeat the National Soda Tax

During the presidential campaign of 2008, Barack Obama pledged that those making below $250,000 would not see their taxes go up one dime. He promised to cut taxes for the middle class and poor people. But if his friends in Congress get their way, President Obama will have a tough decision to make – whether to break his campaign pledge again in the form of higher taxes on soda and “sugary drinks” like sports and energy drinks.

05/15/2009
The Health Care Fight
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The Health Care Fight

Steve Forbes new article, "The Fight" does an excellent job of explaining how important the health care fight will be.  Check out the article.  Here are some quotes from it:

05/04/2009
The Real Goal of Healthcare Reform
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The Real Goal of Healthcare Reform

Via NewsAlert and HotAir comes this damning video.  Watch Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) gleefully admit that the goal of healthcare "reform" is to run private insurers out of business.

04/28/2009
Prelude to ObamaCare
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Prelude to ObamaCare

Without intending to, today's New York Times exposes the inherent problems with government rationed health care services, with lobbyists jockeying for advantage in the Medicare reimbursement game.  Already a dominant purchaser of health services, Medicare has created a shortage of primary physicians by cutting reimbursements.  Now imagine a world where all Americans are herded into Medicare....  Infinite demand for free services, skyrocketing costs, and some Grey Suited Soviet with a clip board determining if the medical procedure you need to live is worth the cost to the Treasury.

04/27/2009
Key Vote YES on Sen. DeMint's Budget Motion on Socialized Medicine
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Key Vote YES on Sen. DeMint's Budget Motion on Socialized Medicine

Dear Senator,

04/23/2009
Beware of Strange Bedfellows in Washington
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Beware of Strange Bedfellows in Washington

The consumer group Families USA and Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) are teaming up in Washington to lobby to increase coverage for Medicaid.  Why would the medical companies support more government intervention in their industry?  Maybe because they did a cost-benefit analysis and concluded that they would make more money with more interventions.  According to Politico, "The upside is that it would help drug companies tap a new market by providing coverage to those who are too poor to buy drugs."  These groups worked together on S-CHIP as well, likely for the same reason.

04/21/2009
FreedomWorks Applauds Senate Passage of DeMint Amendment Protecting Health Freedom
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FreedomWorks Applauds Senate Passage of DeMint Amendment Protecting Health Freedom

Washington, DC - Passing overwhelmingly in a voice vote, the Senate approved the DeMint amendment late last night. The amendment would require a “point of order” calling for 60 votes to pass on any proposed health care legislation that would prevent Americans from keeping their current health care plan.Passage of the DeMint amendment is a major victory in the fight against socialized medicine and preserving health care choices.

04/03/2009
Key Vote Yes: Sen. DeMint's Health Care Freedom Amendment
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Key Vote Yes: Sen. DeMint's Health Care Freedom Amendment

Click here to download the PDF version of this Key Vote.

04/02/2009

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